THE DANGERS OF COVID-19 & THE NEED TO BE VACCINATED
On a global scale, COVID-19 has infected over 234 million people and has caused more than 4.8 million deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. As of 4 October, Australia has seen 113,400 infections (22,158 of which are active cases) and 1,343 deaths so far. In NSW, there have been 65,279 infections (9,040 of which are active cases) and 432 deaths since January 2020.
Our elderly population, those with pre-existing comorbidities (such as hypertension, diabetes, or coronary heart disease), and our front-line healthcare workers are those most at risk of experiencing complications from the disease. Safe and effective vaccines are our biggest defence against this pandemic, which has had devastating medical, economic, and social ramifications.
Vaccines reduce the risk of getting a disease by working with your body’s natural defences to build protection.
AUSTRALIAN VACCINATION ROLLOUT
As at 3 October 2021, Australia reached 28,630,736 vaccine doses.
As at 3 October 2021, 56.1% of the Australian population over 16 have received a second dose.
In NSW, 10,387,545 doses have been administered.
As at 3 October 2021, 67.1% of NSW residents over 16 have received a second dose.
Find more live COVID-19 Data at www.covid.live.au
COVID-19 WEEKLY SAFETY REPORT
Access the latest COVID-19 Weekly Safety Report from the Therapeutic Goods Administration.